ICELAND VOLCANO UPDATE – IS THERE ABOUT TO BE AN EARTH SHAKING KABOOM?

In the past 48 hours there have been four earthquakes at the larger Katla volcano in Iceland. The earthquakes may be due to ice movements within the Mýrdalsjökull glacier or magma movement under the volcano. Scientists have been keeping a close watch on the Katla volcano, due to the possibility of an eruption triggered by the activity at the nearby Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Earthquakes are the inbuilt warning that an eruption may be imminent and history has shown that Katla usually erupts after being triggered by an eruption at Eyjafjallajokull. Historically large eruptions at Katla have occurred at regular intervals about every 50 years. Katla usually produces eruptions far more devastating and an eruption in the next 8 weeks could seriously screw up my travel plans. On the other hand, an eruption when I arrive could turn into some pretty special photographic opportunities. This is proving to be nail biting stuff for me…

You can view a live webcam of current activity HERE.

2 Comments

  1. ScGrants
    Posted August 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

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  2. Christian Louboutin
    Posted June 12, 2010 at 7:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    great article, very usefull for me…thanks

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